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Frugal Family

Save money on entertainment, lodging for friends and relatives, family activities and Valentine's Day gifts this week.

We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether we’re shopping with coupons, taking advantage of two-for-one offers or finding the best free programs in our towns, we're stretching our dollars by taking advantage of a variety of offers.

Each week, this column will highlight five local deals that will help your family save money.

We’ll incorporate reader feedback, so we encourage you to add the deals you've seen to our comment box and check in with Frugal Family next week to see what we've uncovered together.

This week, Frugal Family has uncovered some great deals on entertainment, lodging for visiting friends and relatives, Valentine’s Day gifts, and activities for children.

 

1. Hidden Villa Moovie Night 

Deal: Watch the film No Impact Man at Hidden Villa’s Dana Center for only $5. Desserts and beverages will be available before the movie. Register online to sign up.

Good Through: Friday only.

2. Marriott Courtyard Los Altos/Palo Alto

Deal: Book a weekend stay for visiting friends or relatives and get a voucher for two Fandango movie passes plus $25 off your next stay at a Marriot Courtyard.

Good Through: March 27.

 

3. Destino Spa

Deal: Valentine’s spa packages from $165-$300.

Good Through: The end of Valentine’s week.

 

4. Los Altos Public Library

Deal: Schoolchildren can make valentines at the library Wednesday afternoon; preschoolers and toddlers can attend free storytimes at the library on Thursday; and the whole family can watch a movie at the library on Saturday.

Good Through: Saturday.

 

5. Los Altos High School Writers Week Community Read

Deal: Gail Tsukiyama, author of Women of the Silk and Samurai's Garden, will discuss her latest novel, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, at the LAHS Eagle Theater at 7 p.m.  Free.

Good Through: Thursday only.

Looking for deals and events outside of Los Altos? Check out stuff in Mountain View, at patch.com/A-dRJG

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